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2012 News in Brief



Graduate student Samar Malek wins Marshall Sherfield Fellowship

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Samar Malek, a Ph.D. candidate in CEE, was named the 2012 Marshall Sherfield Fellow. The fellowship is awarded to one American scientist or engineer annually by the Marshall Aid Commemoration Commission, allowing the recipient to undertake postdoctoral research for one to two years at a British university as a commemoration of the Marshall Plan. Malek, who is currently completing her dissertation under the tutelage of Associate Professor John Ochsendorf, will conduct research at the University of Bath with Professor Chris Williams, the world expert on the mechanics of grid shells. She will join the research group that specializes in the production of computer software for the geometrical definition and structural analysis of complex forms. Read a news story.